Comics Are Now Selling Laughs by the Download

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Description: Stand-up comedians of a certain era knew they had arrived when Johnny Carson invited them to a desk-side seat on “The Tonight Show.” A generation later, the gold standard was getting a solo comedy special on HBO. But in the Internet era, the yardstick for success has been redefined. Source: NYTimes .com Date: March… Read more »

Amazon Signs Up Authors, Writing Publishers Out of Deal

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Description: Amazon will publish 122 books this fall in an array of genres, in both physical and e-book form. It is a striking acceleration of the retailer’s fledging publishing program that will place Amazon squarely in competition with the New York houses that are also its most prominent suppliers. Source: Date: Oct 16, 2011… Read more »